Alan Bourgeois Texas Authors

B. Alan Bourgeois and Texas Authors

Bourgeois, who founded Texas Authors in 2011,  knows how to market books and how much authors need help doing that. He is one of the rare literary world gems who can both produce books and help other authors market their work. He gained first hand experience when it comes to promoting books in the modern publishing world. To assist authors he launched Texas Authors to provide multiple marketing opportunities for the 9,000 published Texas authors. This membership-based […]

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Pearl S Buck collage

Pearl S. Buck – Author, Mother, Activist

The first author I remember reading and following was Pearl S. Buck. I was a fan long before I knew anything about her personal life. After I learned more about this multi-faceted woman, I grew even more fond of her. I admire how she so beautifully wove together a captivating story while addressing various social justice issues. Pearl S. Buck was born in 1892 – making her a contemporary of my grandmothers. That may explain […]

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Conflict and civility

Conflict and Civility: “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)  “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” History suggests we cannot all just get along. Conflict has replaced civility in our public places. This quote is a paraphrase of something Los Angeles taxi driver, Rodney King, said in 1992 when riots spread destruction, death, and terror across the […]

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The writing life

The Writing Life

Going home to a place he’d never been before, he left yesterday behind him (Rocky Mountain High by John Denver).              Last weekend I attended my first Story Circle Network Writer’s Conference in Austin. I’ve been to Austin many times and even lived there while completing my Master of Divinity studies, so the city doesn’t qualify as a place I’ve never been before. However, this particular group is new to me. The Story Circle Network consists of […]

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Transitions -moving day; placing books in moving box

Is It Time to Move Again? Tips for Transitions

Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) Summer is prime transition time. Families with school age children want to move and get settled in the new community before the school year starts. College students move out of dorms and apartments, only to relocate into new ones a few months later. New graduates move to the location of their first job. I sold […]

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